The Secrets Of The Old Jewish Ghetto of Venice Walking Tour
Explore Venice's historic Jewish ghetto, one of the city's ageless areas. Stroll the streets of the Jewish ghetto to learn about Jewish history in Venice and experience a side of the city that most visitors overlook.
The Jewish District
The Volpe Bakery shop
Cookies typical of Kosher/Venetian cuisine
Please note: the departures are daily. This tour is best for groups of 2-8 people. Minimum age: 6.
Meeting at the agreed-upon location, we will begin our journey by traveling to the site allotted to the Jewish community in 1516, a small island in the northern part of Venice. If the Jews wanted to stay safe and work running the banking system in the Mediterranean's most significant city, they had to relocate to a small island in the city's northern outskirts. You can travel back in time by crossing one of the three bridges that lead to this location and learning about its intricate past.
We'll learn that long before WWII, people were isolated, forced to obey a curfew, and wore a particular sign of distinction. We will remember how these people lived in such close quarters and how they dealt with the heinous event of the Holocaust. Your guide is a Jewish history expert, and you'll be able to learn about how the local community lived throughout the past and how they live today.
On this walking tour of the Jewish ghetto, you'll see a side of Venice that most visitors overlook. As your local guide escorts you from one fascinating corner to the next, regaling you with tales of past residents that will add a rich undertone to your visit to Venice, this hidden niche of cultural life in Venice comes vividly to life. If you wish, you can stop by the Volpe Bakery shop to sample traditional Kosher/Venetian cookies that have been approved and certified by the Rabbi.